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Anupam Mittal
Anupam Mittal

Anupam started his entrepreneurial journey by founding People Group - A New Media & Entertainment group, which includes businesses such as Shaadi.com, Makaan.com, Mauj Mobile and People Pictures. Known for his sharp business acumen and an eye for detail, Anupam has led People Group from one milestone to another and today the group is recognized as one of the most innovative enterprises in the country.

Anupam with his keen sense of business development, marketing & business analysis has pioneered a number of revolutionary concepts in Indian business. Shaadi.com - the world’s largest matrimonial service provider was launched in the year 1996. With more than 20 million members and 1.4 million success stories to its credit, Shaadi.com has emerged as the premier matrimonial brand on the Internet, and the first business of its kind across the world. Similarly, Makaan.com – India’s fastest growing online real estate portal, and Mauj Mobile - a mobile content & applications company have been initiated by Anupam and have quickly grown to become recognized names in their respective segments. Recently, People Pictures released the hit feature film titled '99'.

Besides his operational roles, Anupam is also an active angel investor. He is the primary investor in a few of India’s largest digital media opportunities. He is also a member of Indian Angel Network and Mumbai Angels.

Anupam Mittal has been voted by BusinessWeek as one of India's 50 Most Powerful People. He has been on the list of one of the 25 people to watch out for by ‘The Week’ Magazine & one of the 100 most influential NRIs in the USA by ‘Roshni’ Magazine.

Areas of interest :
  • IT products and services
  • Retail
  • Media and Entertainment
  • New media
  • Education
Anurag Gupta
Anurag Gupta
(Managing Director- DGM India)

A 1989 batch MBA from India’s premier institute - IIM Ahmedabad, Anurag has more than 21 years of experience across diverse industries. - FMCG, Office Automation, Stock Broking, Media & Internet. He has handled a wide spectrum of functions - Sales, Business Development, Marketing Communication, Operations Management, Logistics and Sales Administration.
Anurag has spent last more than 10 years in the Internet space in India, which includes a 4 year stint with one of India’s largest Internet entity – Indiatimes.com where he was instrumental in creating and heading the “Subscriptions” business that went on to have a very large number of paid users across varied products like Meramail, Indiatimes eTesting, Tenders, Legal etc. with many products enjoying market leadership position.
Anurag is currently heading www.dgm-india.com, which is part of one of UK's large online performance marketing company www.adhplc.com. He has set up DGM in India and scaled up to where it already has become the largest online performance
network in India. DGM India achieved profitability within less than a year of launch and has remained profitable till date since then.
Anurag has a keen understanding of Internet businesses from perspective of product/offering as well as monetisation. He is a regular speaker at various digital forums and authors a keenly followed blog on Internet business trends in India @ http://anuraggupta.blogspot.com

Areas of Interest :
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Education

Email: anurag1@gmail.com


Anurag Jain
Anurag Jain

Anurag Jain leads Perot Systems’ Consulting and Applications Solutions Group and Insurance and Business Process Solutions Group. In these roles, he is responsible for the management, sales, and operations for these groups.

Mr. Jain has more than 15 years of management, operations, consulting and business start-up experience.

Mr. Jain began his career as a management consultant with Gemini Consulting, where he launched wireless operations for telecom carriers worldwide. He then founded two India-based outsourcing businesses. Mr. Jain co-founded and served as head of operations for Brigade Corporation, a customer support company with 1,300 customer support employees across centers in the , Europe, and . Mr. Jain then founded Vision Healthsource, a businesses focused on providing outsourcing services to healthcare providers and payers that was sold to Perot Systems in 2003. Since 2003, Mr. Jain has been a senior leader of Perot Systems.

From 2003 to 2005, he was a member of the Healthcare unit’s leadership team, where he had direct responsibility for business process outsourcing sales and operations and helped the organization to develop and operate integrated BPO and technology solutions. In 2006, Mr. Jain led Perot System’ successful entrance into the Life Insurance industry, where Perot Systems today provides a wide range of technology and policy administration solutions. He is also the architect of Perot Systems’ state of the art and comprehensive workflow management system.

Mr. Jain holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree in electronics and electrical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani, . With his in-depth background and thought leadership in establishing globally-delivered workflow-system-based operations, he speaks at a numerous key business conferences each year.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and services
  • High end BPO Services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Education

Email: anurag.jain@ps.net

Arihant Patni
Arihant Patni

Arihant Patni is an entrepreneur, corporate executive and financial advisor who has extensive experience in computer software, business development/marketing and IT infrastructure.

Arihant received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Chemical Engineering. He continued his education at Babson College, where he received his Masters of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude), with a dual concentration in entrepreneurship and finance. He then received a separate Masters Degree in Statistics from Columbia University, with a concentration in quantitative finance.

Arihant began his career at Patni Computer Systems, where he had a broad exposure to the business of the company, including consulting positions in the computer software and human resources departments, as well as being a business development and marketing executive. In the latter capacity, Arihant was part of a team dedicated to the European market and worked to increase global brand awareness for the Patni companies and products. Subsequently, Arihant worked as a Business Strategy Consultant for Fidelity Investments in Boston, where he led a finance systems strategy project for one of Fidelity''''s companies, involving business process analyses, systems re-design and solutions recommendations. Arihant was Vice-President for Business Development for Raay Software, Inc., where he started the U.S. office for a European software product company operating in the healthcare space, developed the marketing campaign for the United States and conducted strategic market analysis to build brand awareness.

Arihant is actively involved in the management of Patni Financial Advisors, a wealth management company that advises high net worth families on a wide range of investment options as well as Bodhi Global Services, a legal support services company. He is also on the Board of Directors of Nirvana Venture Advisors, a venture capital fund with focus on the internet space in India.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and Services
  • High end BPO Services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Media & entertainment
  • New media
  • Education
  • Healthcare / Pharma / Biotech
Arun Duggal
Arun Duggal

Mr. Arun Duggal is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital, a major Private Equity firm headquartered in San Francisco. He is an experienced international Banker and has advised companies and financial institutions on Financial Strategy, M&A and Capital Raising.

He is Chairman of Board of Directors of Shriram Transport Finance Company, Shriram Properties Ltd, Shriram City Union Finance Ltd., and Shriram EPC Limited. He is the Vice Chairman of International Asset Reconstruction Company.

He is on the Board of Directors of Jubilant Energy Ltd., Patni Computers (Chairman, Audit Committee), Fidelity Fund Management, Manipal Acunova Limited, Zuari Industries, Info Edge (India), Dish TV India Ltd., Mundra Port & SEZ Ltd., and IMA (formerly Economist Intelligence Unit, India), Hertz (India) and Mortice Limited (Singapore). He is a member of the Investment Committee of Axis Private Equity.

He is Vice Chairman of Indian Venture Capital Association. He is a Board Member and erstwhile Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce, India He was on the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Bank Management.

Mr. Duggal is involved in several initiatives in social sector. He is a founder Director of Bellwether Microfinance Fund which provides equity capital to promising Micro Finance organizations and helps them in capacity building. He is a Trustee of Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi, which focuses on improving the quality and access of education to students especially for the poor. He is Senior Advisor (Asia Pacific) to Transparency International Berlin.

Mr. Duggal had a 26 years career with Bank of America, mostly in the U.S., Hong Kong and Japan. His last assignment was as Chief Executive of Bank of America in India from 1998 to 2001. He spent ten years (1981-1990) with the New York Corporate Office of Bank of America handling multinational relationships. From 1991-’94 as Chief Executive of BA Asia Limited, Hong Kong he looked after Investment Banking activities for the Bank in Asia. In 1995, he moved to Tokyo as the Regional Executive, managing Bank of America’s business in Japan, Australia and Korea. From 2001 to 2003 he was Chief Financial Officer of HCL Technologies, India.

A Mechanical Engineer from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Mr. Duggal holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He teaches Banking & Finance at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as a visiting Professor.

He has dual citizenship of India as well as of the U.S. A theatre enthusiast, he also plays tennis and enjoys trekking in the Himalayas. He is married to Dr. Rita Duggal and they have two daughters. They live primarily in New Delhi, but also spend some time in their homes in Kasauli (Himachal Pradesh) and New York.

Arun Seth
Arun Seth

Mr. Arun Seth is the non Executive Chairman of India Operations at Alcatel-Lucent, India since May 2011. He worked for BT Group in India in a variety of positions last 18 years last as non Executive Chairman. Starting as the MD in 1995 and built it to its current leadership position in managed telecom services. He drove the IT/BPO programs for BT for the last 8 years helping bring it to its current spend of $ 1 Bn working with multiple partners and own captive centres.

He has been on the Executive Committee for Nasscom for the last 8 years, driving a no of programs like the BPO and Green. He had been a board member of Tech Mahindra for 10 years representing BT

Very interested in entrepreneurship he has been a Charter Member of TiE Delhi and on the Advisory Board for National Entrepreneurship network and has been part of angel funds and mentors and invests in a no of start-ups in the tech space.

With over 36 years of commercial and technical expertise in the IT /Telecom Industry in India, he is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences

Currently on the board of Jubilant Foodworks (Dominos), Cadista Pharmaceuticals (in USA) and Centum Learning, a Bharti Group co), Balmer Lawrie (a PSU), and Employwise (a cloud SaaS platform). He has also been a mentor to Avendus since inception and advises them.

He is also on the Advisory board of TERI and TERI University and co chairs the Business Council for Sustainable Development for TERI

He is on NGO boards like Helpage India, Katha and India Sponsor Foundation

An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta – he has worked in senior commercial positions in the UB Group, HCL etc.

Arvind Singhal
Arvind Singhal
Educational Background
  • 1979 Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communication), Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee)
  • 1982 MBA (Finance & Marketing), University of California, Los Angeles, USA – 1982
Professional Experience
  • Started career as Management Trainee with DCM Group (Shriram Pistons & Rings) in 1979, and then worked with DCM Data Products as Area Sales Manager during 1982 – 85
  • Vice President Marketing (VXL India Ltd. – OCM Woolen Mills) 1985 – 90
  • Senior Vice President (Modern Suitings) 1990 – 91
  • Chairman & Managing Director (Technopak) 1992 onwards

Arvind founded Technopak Advisors, a Management Consultancy firm focusing on the Fashion, FMCG, and Retail sectors in 1992. Technopak has an affiliation to Kurt Salmon Associates (www.kurtsalmon.com) since 1993 and has now become the premier consulting organization in India for these verticals. Its range of services includes Strategy, Brand Management, Marketing, Knowledge Management, and HR / Training. Technopak’s clients in India include Apollo Healthcare, A.V. Birla Group, Bajaj Auto, Bombay Dyeing, Coca Cola, Nokia, East India Hotels, Mahindra & Mahindra, Raymond, Bajaj Auto, Coca Cola, Godrej Industries, Hewlett Packard, Madura Garments, Mahindra & Mahindra, Piramal Enterprises, Chemplast Sanmar, Philips, P&G, ITC Limited, NDDB (Mother Dairy), Microsoft, Godrej Industries, Reliance Industries, Raymond, Shoppers Stop, TI Murugappa Group, MacDonald’s, UB Group, Wipro Consumer Care and Yum! Brands etc.

Technopak is also a pioneer in tracking Consumer / Retail trends in India and publishes several well known studies such as Indian Consumer Trends, India Luxury Trends, and India Retail Report etc.

Arvind is professionally active at various professional associations and industry fora, and is also a regular contributor to various publications including a bi-weekly column for Business Standard. He is acknowledged as one of the foremost experts on the Indian and International textile, clothing and retail sectors and regularly addresses Indian and International conferences. He has also given guest lectures at various Institutions in India e.g. IIM (Ahmedabad, Kozhikode, Lucknow and Indore), Indian School of Business – Hyderabad, MDI (Gurgaon), NITIE (Mumbai), NIFT (Delhi), IIT – Kanpur, IIT- Delhi, NID - Ahmedabad etc.

Areas of Interest :
  • Retail
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Education
  • Healthcare / Pharma / Biotech

Email: arvind.singhal@technopak.com

Arvind Srivastava
Arvind Srivastava

Mr. Arvind Srivastava has over 20 years of experience in financial services, telecommunications & technology and management consulting industries. He has worked extensively in the US and Asia Pacific region (Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea) and has held senior position with MNC’s such as Arthur Andersen & Co., Alltel Financial Services (Systematics) and AT&T Solutions.

Mr. Srivastava co-founded Trinity (a US mortgage BPO) in 2003, served as the Managing Director and CFO, and led it from inception to approximately 500 employees (US$ 20M in revenues) in 3 years. WNS Global Services acquired Trinity in 2006. He has since cofounded ThirdRock Capital Partners (based in USA) to crate & support India US corridor. ThirdRock has studied various business ideas and is now focusing on cross border support for startups in India.

Mr. Srivastava has worked extensively with MNC’s in a financial advisory capacity (Arthur Andersen) and with leading international banks in their wholesale & retail banking software implementations (Systematics). He has also consulted with large telco’s & corporates in implementing, managing or outsourcing their telecom infrastructure (AT&T).

Mr. Srivastava earned a Bachelor of Commerce at the Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics (University of Mumbai), India, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI. He has attended various training schools with Arthur Andersen’s training in Europe as well as completed management programs at AT&T School of Business in New Jersey.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT products and services
  • High end BPO Services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains.
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services.
  • Media and Entertainment.
  • New Media.
  • Education
Ashim Mehra
Ashim Mehra

Mr. Mehra is a Portfolio Manager with Mazama Capital Management, a growth equity platform for institutional investors. Mr. Mehra specializes in the research and analysis of telecom, media and technology sectors, with a greater emphasis on software and internet related companies, for all Mazama strategies. During his tenure at Mazama, Mr. Mehra has at different times has been directly responsible for over $1 billion dollars in Technology, Media, and Telecom investments. He has been responsible for Mazama’s investments in over 50 IPOs, and has deep relationships with tech and internet companies that are both public and private. He has been a speaker at several industry events including the National Venture Capital Association (NCVA).
Prior to joining Mazama, Mr. Mehra was Equity Research analyst with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Capital Markets, where he specialized in the media broadcasting and software sectors. Prior to RBC, Mr. Mehra co-founded iExplore, Inc., an online travel company focused on experiential travel. Mr. Mehra was responsible for conceiving, launching and operating the business. The company raised over $30m in venture capital, and was eventually sold to TUI Travel PLC.
Ashim started his career in consulting, working exclusively in the Media & Technology sector. His work with clients was focused largely on setting corporate technology strategy, and on utilizing shareholder value analysis as a framework for strategic and operational decision making. Ashim holds an MBA in Finance and Information Technology from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

Areas of Interest :
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
Ashish Garodia
Ashish Garodia

Ashish Garodia is Director of Synygy India Pvt. Ltd. and Vice President, Global Information Systems at Philadelphia based Synygy, Inc.

Over the past 11 years, he has overseen the development of systems and processes that enable effective communication both internally and with Synygy’s clients and vendors. He also manages India operations, global financial reporting, sales force operations, business intelligence systems, and all corporate websites and social media initiatives including Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Prior to his joining Synygy in 1999, Mr. Garodia worked in the Technology Architecture Planning Group at Federal Express Corporation. He holds Masters Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) and Information Systems (MIS) from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a BE from Bangalore University, India.

Mr. Garodia had already made a few angel investments in the consumer space in India and US and is keen to get more involved in the start-up community. He is also a Director in his family business, IAC Electricals in Kolkata.

Areas of Interest :
  • IT Products & services
  • High end BPO Services
  • Leading edge technology in areas such as telecommunications and embedded domains
  • Consolidation opportunities in domestic IT products and services
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Healthcare / Pharma / Biotech
  • Financial Services
Ashish Gupta
Ashish Gupta

-Positions Held
Ashish Gupta is the Global COO and Country Head (India) of Evalueserve. He has been with Evalueserve since its inception in December 2000 and has spearheaded Evalueserve successfully to create the largest pure-play KPO Company. Prior to joining Evalueserve, Ashish was the founder and CEO of Ties2Family, a community building portal that provided various services to Indians in India and overseas, growing the company to 25 employees and 100,000 customers. Ashish has also worked at McKinsey & Co. in Delhi as an Engagement Manager. He spent five years at McKinsey, working with clients in India, the US, Europe and China; he was a core member of the firm's e-commerce practice.

-Experience as a Speaker
Ashish has spoken at many events over the last few years and is regularly quoted on TV and in print media as an ITES industry specialist. An in-depth knowledge of the ITES industry and various business sectors makes Ashish a frequent invitee at various national and international conferences and Embassy meetings.

-Honours and Awards
Under Ashish's leadership, Evalueserve has won many awards as listed below:
Evalueserve has been awarded the ‘Innovation for India Award 2008’ by the Marico Innovation Foundation.
Evalueserve has been shortlisted as one of six finalists for the Global Entrepolis @ Singapore Award, presented by Wall Street Journal Asia and the Economic Development Board of Singapore (2007).
Evalueserve won the NASSCOM IT Innovation Award for its Innovative Business Model (2007).
Evalueserve has been recognised as one of the fastest growing technology companies in India under the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2006 and 2007 programme and as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in Asia under the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia 2006 and 2007 programme.
Red Herring Magazine named Evalueserve as one of its Red Herring 100 Asia for 2006.
Evalueserve won the HR Excellence Award by the Amity International Business School, India (2006).

-Education
Ashish did his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. He holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Ashok Atluri
Ashok Khetan
Ashok Khetan

Ashok Khetan is the Managing Director of Multibis Singapore Pte Ltd. He has worked in Singapore, Africa and India and has been responsible for independently setting up and managing businesses in these geographies.

He has travelled to over 80 countries and has business interests in a few of them. He has built an impressive network of business associates and partners across the world. His main focus has been on the Chemicals business, which also includes Printing Inks, Industrial / Consumer Adhesives, Flavours / Fragrances, Agrochemicals and Enzymes. He manages a number of companies in Singapore, South Africa and Nigeria and has overall responsibility for the performance of these companies. He has set up these companies from scratch, and has engineered their profitable growth. The companies today have a multinational staff of more than 200 people.

He is well connected with several leading Banks in Singapore, and has earned their respect through his ethical track record and impressive business acumen. He is a natural leader, and is well respected by his staff and business associates.

He is a Chemistry graduate and has a post graduate qualification of Master of Management Studies (M.M.S.) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute in Mumbai. He is the Founder/President of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies Alumni Association in Singapore, Founder/Member of the Marwari Mitra Mandal in Singapore, Member of Marketing Institute of Singapore, Member of Singapore Institute of Management and a Member of Lions Club of Singapore (Host) for over 20 years.

He is married and has two children. His daughter, Pooja, has done her graduation in Business Management from Wharton School of Business, and is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). His son, Alok is a Chemical Engineer from Carnegie Mellon Institute and is currently working as a Consultant with Trinity Consultants, USA.

Ashok Kumar Damani
Ashok Kumar Damani

Mr. Ashok Kumar Damani is a registered stock broker with the Bombay Stock Exchange (since 1983) and National Stock Exchange (since inception) as well as an active trading member on the Multi-Commodity Exchange and National Spot Exchange of India. He is also the co-owner of a chain of hotels under the brand name Platinum Hospitality and has diversified into commercial and residential property development in Kolkata and Gujrat under The Capricorn Group and SN Developers respectively.
Mr. Ashok Kumar Damani also served in various committees of the Bombay Stock Exchange for over 9 years and is an ex-Director of the Bombay Stock Exchange. He is also on the Board of Directors of 4 private companies and the publicly listed Damodar Threads.
Besides his professional activities, Mr. Ashok Kumar Damani has been very actively involved in social activities too for example he is currently on the Board of Trustees for the Maheshwari Pragati Mandal and Gavarja Mata Trust and is very actively involved in charitable initiatives especially in the educational sector through our in house charitable trust.
Mr. Damani is extremely interested in making investments in sector/industry changing investments but keeping in focus - risk adjusted returns, capital preservation and growth opportunities. He has investments in equity, corporate loans, debt, liquid and hedge funds and is always on the lookout for deals and joint ventures to expand his investments.
He is also actively getting involved in the Angel investor space through his sons Anirudh & Animesh Damani and has invested in 10+ deals in the last 7-8 months.

Ashok Trivedi
Ashok Trivedi

Ashok Trivedi is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of iGate Corporation (NASDAQ: IGTE). Ashok was one of the early pioneers of the IT industry. His vision guided the development and execution of iGate’s worldwide strategy. Today, iGate has 34 offices in 16 countries with over 7000 employees, providing IT and Business Process Outsourcing services. iGate has won several awards including, the 2008 outsourcing excellence award in the financial services category from the Everest Group/ Outsourcing Center and has been ranked among the top 3 Best Employer/ Best Company to work with for the past 3 years.
In addition to iGate, Ashok is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Mastech Corporation, a provider of high-value information technology services and solutions in the U.S. Earlier; he was the Co-Founder and President of Mastech. Under his leadership, Mastech began its operations in 1998 and grew over $500 Million in revenues by 1999. Mastech won several awards including Business Week and was listed 4 times in Inc. Magazine’s ranking of the fastest- growing companies in the U.S.
Also, he has led the launch of over 10 new IT services businesses in emerging technologies, and has been an angel investor in over 20 startups in technology and financial service businesses. He has received numerous awards including,"Entrepreneur of the Year" from Ernst & Young.
Ashok holds an MBA from Ohio University along with a B.S. and M.S. in Physics from Delhi University. He has attended the Owner/ President Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Ashok’s interests are traveling, reading, and golf.

Email: atrivedi@igate.com

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